Associate Judge Membership and Certification

We have created a new ISI membership classification: Associate Judge.

In some areas of the country, we understand the need for additional ice dance and synchro judges at local ISI competitions.

The Judge Certification Committee has helped to create a new membership type that will allow a USFS qualified judge to become an ISI Associate Judge in two disciplines ice dance and synchronized skating.

This limited classification of membership is strictly for the purpose of judging ice dancing and synchronized skating at ISI events.

Taking and passing the associated certificate test(s) is mandatory before participating as an associate judge at any ISI-endorsed event. These tests were created and designed specifically to test NEW Associate Judges on their knowledge of the ISI judging system in these two disciplines.


There are two separate tests.

  • Ice dancing judge test has 30 true/false and multiple-choice questions. (25 correct answers to pass)
  • Synchro team judge test has 31 true/false and multiple-choice questions. (26 correct answers to pass)

Tests are in a PDF format and will be sent to the member via email after their application has been processed and approved. The test is open book.

Any USFS Ice Dance or Synchro Judge who has some working knowledge of the ISI program is encouraged to apply.

Cost is $45 and includes membership, required background check and certification test(s).

Membership term runs Sept. 1 through Aug. 31 of the following year.

Download the application form here

If you have any additional questions, please contact Liz Mangelsdorf - ISI Managing Director